I found that by customizing the Power Reader to my tastes I could increase my page reading speed up to 400 words a minute, which means I'm now scanning a page and retaining the information three times faster than I was before. It's an incredibly useful tool for busy people who are pressed for time.
Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) October 29, 2009
QuickReader - Double your reading speed in five days with this powerful new iPhone eBook reader.
The new QuickReader application for the iPhone and iPod Touch is the first eBook reader which comes with an integrated speed reading tutor specifically designed to improve the speed and accuracy of your reading within days. The Power Reader function is a user customizable speed reading tool which actually trains your eye to scan through words on a page at speeds of up to 10 times faster than normal. Regular use of the Power Reader function can double your reading speed in a matter of days as you progress through to the fastest settings.
QuickReader is the only iPhone compatible eBook reader on the market which follows the popular Guided Reading technique, as taught in most of the better speed reading courses. The advantage of this method is it teaches the eye to scan the page properly from side to side, as opposed to just flashing words up onto the center of the screen as with most other products. QuickReader comes with options to configure the speed, tracking cursor and page style which means the user can optimize the settings for their own preferences and progress. This helps the user to get comfortable with the program quicker, and encourages them to gently improve their reading speed and accuracy at a pace which suits their abilities.
The application is shipped with a number of full length eBooks with which to practice, and features a simple and yet elegant user interface design which is easy to understand. Developer Patrick Thompson spent 6 months researching and designing the program after failing to find a product on the market that could teach him how to scan long business documents quickly without forgetting the content.
"The other speed reading products out there tend to be rather clunky and lack the customization options I added to QuickReader," he explains, "I found that by customizing the Power Reader to my tastes I could increase my page reading speed up to 400 words a minute, which means I'm now scanning a page and retaining the information three times faster than I was before. It's an incredibly useful tool for busy people who are pressed for time."
The program also serves as a standard eBook reader and Thompson plans to eventually offer a full range of popular eBooks titles which users can browse and buy from within the program. QuickReader is available from the Apple iTunes App Store for $4.99 for the basic program, which includes 21 full length eBooks. More information can be obtained from http://www.quickreader.net and http://www.quickreader.net/videos or on the iTunes App Store at http://bit.ly/GetQuickReader. Thompson is also available for interviews via e-mail, by calling 1-888-858-7969, or on Skype at "stray.rocket". You can follow the product development on @QuickReader on Twitter. Screenshots are available at http://www.quickreader.net/screenshots.